Friday, September 09, 2011

White Chocolate and Macadamia Cookie Recipe

Preparation time: about 35 minutes (excludes baking time)

Yields approximately 24 cookies (6cm diameter)

For accuracy, we use digital scales to weigh our ingredients. We have included volume measurements in Australian Standard cups (250ml) and spoons (20ml tablespoon, 5ml teaspoon).

125g butter, softened (if using unsalted butter, add 1/4 teaspoon salt with the butter)
8g (1 teaspoon) vanilla extract
55g (1/4 cup) caster sugar
80g (1/3 cup, very firmly packed) brown sugar
1 large egg (we use eggs with a minimum weight of 59g)
75g (1/2 cup) self-raising flour
150g (1 cup) plain flour
125g (3/4 cup) white chocolate chopped in small chunks
100g (2/3 cup) roughly chopped macadamia nuts
Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius (150 degrees Celsius fan-forced).

We prefer to bake the cookies one tray at a time, with the tray positioned in the middle of the oven. If you will be baking two trays of cookies at a time, swap and rotate the positions of the trays halfway through the baking time. This will allow the cookies to bake more evenly. You may also need to extend the baking time by a couple of minutes.

Line one or two large baking trays with non-stick baking paper.

Using an electric mixer or electric hand-held beaters on low speed, beat the butter and vanilla in a large bowl until creamy (about two minutes).

Add the caster sugar and brown sugar to the bowl.
Beat on medium speed, stopping the machine once or twice during beating to scrape down the side and base of the bowl with a spatula. Beat until the mixture is creamy (about three minutes).
Add the egg and beat until well combined (about one minute).
Sift the self-raising and plain flours over the butter mixture. Add the chocolate and macadamia nuts.
Mix on very low speed or stir with a large spoon until the flour is just incorporated.
Portion dough by rolling heaped teaspoons into balls or use a 25ml cookie scoop. Place dough portions at least 5cm apart on tray.
Press the dough portions with a fork to flatten slightly.
Bake for about 14 - 18 minutes, or until the cookies are light golden but still soft when lightly pressed in the centre (they will firm up on cooling). The longer the baking time the crunchier the cookies will be once cooled. If you are baking two trays of cookies at the same time, swap the tray positions halfway through the baking time so that the cookies bake evenly.

Leave cookies to cool on the tray for about five minutes.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Once the cookies have cooled to room temperature, store them in an airtight container.


Anonymous Holly Lanagan said...

Guess what I'll be baking tomorrow, girls? These look amazing! Thank you so much for taking the time and putting in the effort to devise another undoubtably wonderful recipe!

10/9/11 7:18 pm  
Anonymous Apple @Polkadotsandchopsticks said...

Mmm yum. What a great recipe! It'll definitely be a hit in my house!

13/9/11 10:22 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They look amazing. I will bake them soon. :)

14/9/11 9:58 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they look amazing!!!....can you please tell me where u got the scoop from and what brand you use....thnx Kay :-D

16/9/11 3:59 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Hi Kay

The scoop is an Oxo Medium Cookie Scoop. We sell the scoops in our online store

16/9/11 4:01 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is such an amazing site that I've bookmarked it and recommended it to friends. I hate baking as all my creations in the past have been disastrous but this site has turned me into a pro. :D.

Friends and family love the treats I bake them, all thanks to you.

16/9/11 6:57 pm  
Blogger CathyC said...

these look delicious!
have to try them during the week ;-)

18/9/11 10:47 am  
Blogger Mary Bergfeld said...

Gals, these look wonderful and your photos make it easy for anyone to have success with this recipe. I am new here, so I decided to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really love the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

18/9/11 11:54 am  
Anonymous Gemini said...

These are delicious. I baked them at the weekend and they went in one sitting. Very simple to make.

19/9/11 10:13 am  
Blogger Tanya said...

Mine turned otu perfectly!! Thanks!

19/9/11 5:06 pm  
Blogger CathyC said...

I made these today - very yummy!
So very hard to stop at 1 or 2, or 3 ;-)

20/9/11 7:14 pm  
Anonymous Monique said...

Just made a batch of these and they were delicious! Came on your site today to make your brownies with white choc chunks and macadamias and saw this recipe instead so it was meant to be!

They are absolutely delicious and every recipe I have tried of yours has just been amazing.

22/9/11 1:01 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Made these today.. They were delicious. Will definitely make them again soon :)

23/9/11 10:31 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Made these last week and they were delicious!! Very quick and easy to make. Will def be making these again.

24/9/11 12:33 am  
Anonymous The Sudden Cook said...

Hi! Do you need to toast the nuts beforehand or not necessary?

26/9/11 7:14 pm  
Anonymous Vik said...

A nice recipe......I like white chocolate, but i've never tried Macadamia cookie.Thanks for sharing.

26/9/11 10:10 pm  
Blogger Fanackapants ♥ said...

Made a double batch of these today... OMG they were so yummy.. I used white choc bits instead of white chocolate because I had them on hand(think the white chocolate would have been better) still nice though... Thanks again for another great recipe!

2/10/11 4:22 pm  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

I made these yesterday and they were delicious. Thanks so much for making the instructions so clear and easy to understand. Now what to cook next....

3/10/11 6:41 am  
Blogger Mary Bergfeld said...

I really love this recipe and you photos are terrific. This is my first visit to your blog, but I'll definitely be back. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I enjoyed the time I spent here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

14/10/11 9:49 pm  
Blogger Ms Jelena said...

YUMM, they look amazing!!!

17/10/11 2:18 pm  
Anonymous Eugene Feldman said...

Awwww, looks so amazing and tasty!!!

20/10/11 6:32 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your blog! There has not been one recipe ive tried that's ever failed me! Please keep it up!

20/10/11 7:50 pm  
Anonymous Claire @ Blueberry Muffins said...

Cookies, perfect giveaway for Christmas. I can't wait to try and master this recipe. I love your just recipes, Amanda & Debbie!

29/10/11 1:16 pm  
Anonymous Clare @ sweetnsimple said...

I am dying to try these! They look soo good :)

6/11/11 6:01 pm  
Anonymous betty said...

oh these look scrumptious!

15/11/11 12:49 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just made these this afternoon, they have just about all gone thanks to a couple of ravenous boys after school. I did manage to try one, really, really good !!!!

15/11/11 5:26 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sounds awesome, I'll be making some this week! Hilarious that the ad at the bottom of the page for me is "join weight watchers today". I'll choose to ignore that!

23/11/11 1:32 pm  
Anonymous mrs la socialite said...

Such a mouthwatering chocolate recipe. Thanks for sharing I'm sure my kids will love it too just as I did.

29/11/11 5:45 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love your blog! Thanks for inspiration!! :)

4/12/11 9:00 pm  
Blogger Honey for Jam said...

I absolutely love white chocolate!! I will definitely be trying these this weekend.

5/12/11 10:56 pm  
Anonymous Spencer said...

Looks absolutely amazing! I might have to try and recreate the recipe.

9/12/11 11:27 am  
Blogger radrox said...

Want to give these as Xmas gifts in little bags, how long will these keep for? Thanks, renee

11/12/11 3:02 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have made these several times now and also use the recipe as a base to chop and change the additions of smarties, other nuts etc. They are simply Divine! thanks again for yet another wonderful recipe.

16/5/12 10:50 am  
Anonymous Chris H said...

I have made these cookies several times now. I choose to leave out the nuts. I also put in a little more white chocolate pieces. About 200g, but they work equally well with the recommended amount of white chocolate. They are delicious either way. I find that two trays needs another 4 minutes in my oven.

16/11/12 12:44 pm  
Blogger dougie22 said...

I have been baking a double batch of these biscuits every fortnight for about 3 1/2 months now. Yes..that's just cant get enough...they are so yummy...but i should have known ...all your recipes are...Thank you...Doug...yes i do all the

26/10/16 1:12 pm  

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